March 19th, 2010
04:42 PM ET

Take back Sabbath by unplugging, group urges

'Rebooters' pledged to observe 24 hours of freedom from their devices.'

As the story goes, God spent six days creating the world and then rested on the seventh day. He told the Jewish people to always rest on the seventh day of each week, which was to become known as the Sabbath for them for eternity.

This was before Facebook, Twitter, BlackBerries and iPhones, of course. Adam and Eve didn't have friends who would get upset if texts weren't returned promptly, parents who wanted to know where their children were all the time or bosses who had complete access to their employees via work-issued devices. There is no excuse good enough to ignore the boss, even on a weekend.

But one group is trying to take back the Sabbath: Reboot - a nonprofit organization aimed at reinventing the traditions and rituals of Judaism for today's secular Jews.

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